A lot has changed since the trade deadline came and went. The question is how is the Miami Marlins farm system doing? I wrote about it begoss here and here. Is the farm still a top five one in the Major Leagues? This list still thinks so and that’s great news for us. Let’s take a look at it and see how the rankings currently look…
The Miami Marlins still have a top farm system.
Lists of farm system rankings are objective and vary based on the opinion of whoever is making it. That said, we do have industry standards and general beliefs and the list that I‘m discussing is more or less how the industry currently rates these farms.
The Baltimore Orioles are ranked first as having the best farm system in the game. They already had a deep farm, but recent trades only improved it further. The Arizona Diamondbacks are in second place, which they need to be in in order to compete on their hard division. The same applies for Baltimore.
The Miami Marlins‘ Florida rivals the Tampa Bay Rays are third, which is a top spot and they’re usually in one to begin with. The Pittsburgh Pirates are fourth and remain having a deep farm. The Fish stay fifth! We have a top 5 ranked farm system, that only got better with the trade for Jordan Groshans.
The Cleveland Guardians are sixth with a deep farm and a glut of middle infield prospects. The New York Yankees are seventh, with a farm that took a hit at the trade deadline, but with them avoiding trading their top prospects. The Los Angeles Dodgers are eighth with a solid farm. The Washington Nationals are now ninth after trading Juan Soto for a prospect haul. The Cincinnati Reds have hope being ranked tenth. The Texas Rangers are eleventh which is solid.
The Detroit Tigers are twelfth and the San Francisco Giants are thirteenth. They‘re solidly in the middle. The Boston Red Sox follow in fourteenth place, and the St. Louis Cardinals in fifteenth. The Chicago Cubs are sixteenth and the New York Mets seventeenth. Getting to the bottom are the Kansas City Royals in eighteenth place and the Oakland Athletics on nineteenth.
Finally the bottom farm systems: 20. Minnesota Twins; 21. Colorado Rockies; 22. Toronto Blue Jays; 23. Seattle Mariners; 24. Philadelphia Phillies; 25. Milwaukee Brewers; 26. Houston Astros; 27. Los Angeles Angels; 28. Atlanta Braves; 29. San Diego Padres (very low!); 30. Chicago White Sox.
The Miami Marlins stay in the top five. Some of our rivals are going way downhill and that’s good for The Fish. The main thing to take away from this is that the Miami Marlins have a bright future with an elite farm.